cpetrone84 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is jet black with creamy dark caramel head. Nose is heavier on the roast coffee, light vanilla and some touch of milk chocolate, light cherry and fair bit of citrus takes over. Body is thick, very heavy and creamy, taste is heavy roast coffee with notes of peat. There is some milk chocolate mid palate and faint sweetness in back and a slowly increasing citrus very powerful in back. It’s almost like a loaded hop stout with assertive carbonation and a dry, slightly bitter finish.
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with thick lasting dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt a little coffee and a citrus note making the aroma a little lighter. Soft, smooth velvety mouthfeel. Taste has notes of chocolate, soft roasted malt. Soft, soft oily chocolate and caramel. Dry finish, but still a soft mouthfeel. Citrus burps! Damn nice. Instant favourite.
boFNjackson (4117) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured dark black with a mild forming, light brownish/tan head. Moderate mouthfeel, not too thick. Notes of chocolate and orange zest along with roasted malts, dark cocoa, coffee, and toasted bread.
gyllenbock (4447) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, November 2012.
Black with a medium, tan head. Not as heavy as expected, some notes of earth in this one. Also roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate. The finish was bitter.
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Mikkeller Bar, Black Sensation. Pitch black one with a huge brownish head. Fruity, rich aroma - less roast than expected, but very complex nose. Fat and velvety texture, slightly boozy, tobacco note, lingering bitter finish.
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. First beer of Day 2. Pours thick black with a sturdy, dark brown foam head. Rich dark chocolate nose, hints of orange citrus. Rich flavor, medium to big sweetness without being syrupy, some burnt chocolate, light roasty earth and faint tobacco, fair roasty bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Quite dry and bitter on the finish, perhaps on account of some orange rind. Nice, lasting baking cocoa character. The beer doesn’t weight heavily on the tongue like so many impy stouts, which is an accomplishment. Well rounded beer.
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a guy on BA - thanks! Black pour with a nice froth of dark tan foam that hangs in there for some time. Aroma is dry chocolate, roast, light char, bit of spice (could be the citrus), pine, and more light roast through the finish. Very tight aroma profile. Taste is chocolate and roast with spiced citrus and pine. There is also bitter coffee and deep down below some darker fruit. Clean, dry mouthfeel. Very nice imperial stout that is dry and clean and the citrus is a nice twist that plays well off the hops and roast. Great beer.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2011, with oranges, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly spicy/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
hallinghansen (1904) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC. Black body with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla and notes of alcohol. Flavor is light bitter, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
trade with jtclockwork-22 oz bottle-pours black with a tight foamy brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-cocoa, citrus. Taste is dark malt-ashy/cocoa, earthy hops, alcohol.